A technical snag at Borivali on Thursday morning caused delays in both the Up and Down slow line local services of the Western Railway. As a result, at least 18 locals were cancelled and 80 were delayed by 20-25 minutes.
Point Failure Resolved
The point failure at Borivali, a critical junction on the Down local line, was successfully rectified at 6.52am, but the delays had a cascading effect, leading to trains running approximately 15-20 minutes behind schedule up to noon. However, some passengers have lamented that the trains are as late as 30 minutes. A Western Railway officials said that it is taking steps to ensure that such delays do not happen in the future.
Commuters Take to Twitter
A Twitter user wrote, "Why are we so lazy that if the train is late and there is no time to announce what's status. 7:44 am local from platform no 1 has not yet arrived at Borivali. Whether it's cancelled or running late no update. Other pf trains are on time."
Meanwhile, another one wrote, "What is wrong with Mumbai Western Local Train? It's been more than 4 days train are running late."
A person shared photo from the Mahalaxmi suburban railway station. "As you can see in the picture Mahalaxmi railway station, today the life line of Mumbai is called the local train western line is running late by almost 1 hour and 15 minutes, which broke the chain and thus the working class people who completely rely on the train have crashed," they wrote.